Ciaran Kelly with the Chronicle, has tweeted the following passage from the Norwich City programme for today’s game.
In his programme notes, Daniel Farke writes: 'Steve is of course a Norwich legend, and he has all of my respect as a manager. Newcastle have lots of quality, but we will be focused on bringing our way of playing onto the pitch.' #nufc
— Ciaran Kelly (@CiaranKelly__) August 17, 2019
It’s not too surprising that Farke will continue with the attacking football that won his team promotion last season. They are not really built to defend and will be without some key central defenders for this match.
Newcastle will have to focus on remaining disciplined defensively while also taking advantage of the weak Norwich defense. Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, and Paul Dummett will be key in today’s game. They must account for Teemu Pukki, who is Norwich’s main goal threat. He is a tireless runner and could cause Newcastle problems today if not contained.
Norwich’s wing-backs also like to attack, especially Max Aarons on the right. So whoever gets the nod for Newcastle on the flanks will have stay focused defensively.
Newcastle should be able to create some chances today, and we hope to see better delivery in the final third. Then it will be up to Joelinton and Almiron to be more clinical in front of goal.
This should be an exciting and open match. Norwich will be up for their first home game in the Premier League in three seasons.